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the best businesses on the planet, small, medium, and large. i'm not talking about steve jobs. i'm talking about all around the factory line. we need to invest more in capital equipment. i think we have a slight polluted system at this point. transparent capital markets in spite of what happened. investment, of capital, private equity. we have among the best businesses on the planet, small, medium, and large. i'm not talking about steve jobs. i'm talking about all around the factory line. we need to invest more in capital equipment. i think we have a slight polluted system at this point. transparent capital markets in spite of what happened. the work ethic is still there. this is still in the time and the world. it would be here. we need to get beyond this. my god, the most profitable energy. god is looking down giving us and saying, "i hope you get this one right." we have a problem. we need to diagnose the problem. housing is turning. why are really growing at 2%? this one i cannot prove. europe is ok. there is a huge wet blanket out here. to me, as all the uncertainty around taxes, poli
consider the consequences are likely to be. steve races a fair point. i do think that we will make -- in those circumstances, we would make a major effort. it would fail. one of the reasons, is because, and this is not just theoretical, i had discussions with the saudis, and when the king said if they get it, we get it, i was duty bound to describe what the consequences would be cured and after 10 minutes of being a highly eloquent on this subject, he said to me, if they get it, we get it. there is a reality that they see their main competitor from every standpoint. including a religious standpoint. having an advantage over them. having a technological advantage. having a military advantage. they are not going to accept that. i think the reason our policy is prevention is because we understand what the consequences will be if we do not succeed in maintaining this. that is the point about containment. containment does not prevent the saudis for making this decision to go ahead and do this. and our ability to persuade them along the lines of, look, you can count on our insurance. i s
force was providing more than it was worth at the time. i just want to ask one last question of steve before we go to the audience. this is a political season. these things will be litigated. my question is, among your friends, including a more conservative friends in the financial sector, is this generally accepted as a success? or is this a fight? is largely over the numbers or is it an ideological issue of whether it was the right thing to do? >> i think there's a few different groups. i don't think wall street is completely a monolith. one group of people, not the largest group, who essentially agree with what the governor romney's position is and paul ryan, acting debut different positions, which said the. government should the. there's a group of people who say it makes no sense to me that the government just could've stayed on the sideline and may be done something in the end and all would've worked out fine. there's a middle group of people who believe what the government did was right in terms of getting involved in the industry or believe the restructuring was a success and
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